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Gender/Status Control through Fashion
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Fischer, Nancy. 2010. “Gender/Status Control through Fashion”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Historically, women have been evaluated on the basis of beauty. Cultural ideas of beauty have influenced fashion which at times has been detrimental to a woman’s health. This exercise raises the question: "What price beauty?"

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Subject Area(s):
Sex and Gender
Resource Type(s):
Class Activity
Class Level(s):
College 100

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